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Hortus Eystettensis: The Bishop's Garden and Besler's Magnificent Book

Art / PhotobookOut of Print

By: N Barker

160 pages, 80 full-page col plates

British Library

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #31842 | ISBN: 0712303391
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About this book

In the 17th century, the Prince-Bishop of Eichstätt, Germany, created a garden containing all the shrubs and flowering plants known at the time. He then commissioned a picture book of the plants by Basilius Besler. This edition reproduces most of the plates in colour, and gives a full account of the history of this remarkable publishing enterprise.

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